Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Is Technical Intelligence an Affliction?

Washington Post: NASA satellite expected to hit Earth this week

"The sky is not falling. A 12,500-pound NASA satellite the size of a school bus is, however.
It’s the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS — YOU-arz — and it’s currently tumbling in orbit and succumbing to Earth’s gravity. It will crash to the surface Friday."

Actually, the article states that NASA does not know exactly when it will crash. It could be Thur or Sunday. And NASA really has little idea WHERE it will crash.

They do know it will make a large crash because it will break into many pieces that should fall in fiery cascades from the sky for those people unfortunate enough to be in close proximity to where it lands.

How stupid are we that we build machines that not only can kill isolated individuals (falling space debris), but can, in fact, readily kill our entire species (nuclear weapons and plants).

I think we are probably the stupidest species on the planet.

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